Exhibition dates for Shoddy 7th-16th April 2016

At last, the dates for Shoddy have been set. The exhibition will be open from Thursday 7th April till Saturday 16th April. We’ll be open every day apart from Sunday, 12-7pm. There’ll be a launch event on Wednesday 6th April 6-8pm. The venue is Live Art Bistro (LAB), Regent Street, LS2 7QA,  which is just … More Exhibition dates for Shoddy 7th-16th April 2016

The Swallow Project: quilts to raise awareness of migration & asylum issues

I’ve just read about artist Shaeron Caton-Rose‘s latest project in collaboration with Bradford City of Sanctuary. It caught my eye as it’s a textile project – Shaeron’s work has an emphasis on textiles. The Swallow Project will involve people sharing their experiences of migration and asylum by taking part in making a large quilt, or series … More The Swallow Project: quilts to raise awareness of migration & asylum issues

Victoria Gate Fund for Leeds Art / Community Projects

Hammerson plc, who are developing the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds, generously supported Shoddy to hold an event on disability art last year. Now, in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation, they have launched a grant initiative as part of the Victoria Gate Fund to offer funding to local third sector groups working in arts … More Victoria Gate Fund for Leeds Art / Community Projects

Stitch-Up Leeds

Having featured Stitching Out Stigma on the blog, I thought a post about a textiles and mental health project here in Leeds would follow on nicely. Stitch-Up have been doing loads of exciting projects round the city, including Strength in Knitting (brilliant name!) at Leeds Mind. More here from Stitch-Up founder, Jen Sharp. I’m Jen, … More Stitch-Up Leeds

Stitching Out Stigma

A guest post from Nat McCulloch, the founder of a wonderfully simple, but effective, project called Stitching Out Stigma. I’ll let Nat introduce her project, but I love the fact that it was inspired by the Bayeux tapestry and a Star Wars cross stitch pattern! Stitching Out Stigma (SOS) was one of my random ideas … More Stitching Out Stigma